The Windows Forms
NotifyIcon component displays icons in the status notification area of the taskbar for processes that run in the background and would not otherwise have user interfaces. An example would be a virus protection program that can be accessed by clicking an icon in the status notification area of the taskbar.
In This Section
NotifyIcon Component Overview
Introduces the general concepts of the
NotifyIcon component, which allows users to see icons for processes running in the background that do not have a user interface.
How to: Add Application Icons to the TaskBar with the Windows Forms NotifyIcon Component
Provides steps for setting the icon displayed by the
How to: Associate a Shortcut Menu with a Windows Forms NotifyIcon Component
Provides steps for adding a shortcut menu to a
Provides reference information on the class and its members.
Controls to Use on Windows Forms
Provides a complete list of Windows Forms controls, with links to information on their use.